Police: City man tossed bricks through windows
An Altoona man is behind bars after police say he threw resorted to throwing bricks through his ex-girlfriend’s windows.
Travis Lanair Taylor, 35, of 1721 First Ave. was arrested by Altoona police early Sunday after he showed up at his ex-girlfriend’s Bell Avenue home at two different times in the middle of the night and demanded she let him in the house by tossing landscaping bricks through her windows.
Altoona police were dispatched to the 300 block of Bell Avenue about 1:18 a.m. Sunday after a woman reported her ex-boyfriend had thrown a brick threw her window, nearly hitting her bed where she was sleeping, court records show.
According to police, when Taylor first arrived, he pounded on her door and yelled for the woman to let him inside, and she did. Taylor allegedly grabbed her cellphone and fled before returning a short time later and began kicking the front door.
Taylor told the woman if she didn’t let him inside, he was going to break out the window and kill her.
The woman called 911 and police arrived. But Taylor allegedly returned at about 3 a.m. and repeated a similar scene.
Police noted the woman took her dog outside about 3 a.m. and was confronted by Taylor, who started yelling at her again to let him in or he would kill her.
When Taylor grabbed his ex-girlfriend’s arm, the dog tried to bite him, snagging his sweatshirt sleeve in the process, police said. Police noted after Taylor kicked the dog, it let go and both the animal and woman retreated into the home. After the woman locked the door, Taylor allegedly threw another brick through the another window.
Taylor was arraigned Sunday morning by Magisterial District Judge Todd Kelly on two separate cases that include misdemeanor charges of stalking, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and theft. Taylor remains in Blair County Prison in lieu of a total of $10,000 cash bail with a preliminary hearing slated for May 7 at Central Court.